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And bubbling from her breast, it doth divide (1738)

In two slow rivers, that the crimson blood (1739)

Circles her body in on every side, (1740)

Who, like a late-sack'd island, vastly stood (1741)

Bare and unpeopled in this fearful flood.
Some of her blood still pure and red remain'd, (1743)

And some look'd black, and that false Tarquin stain'd.

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